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PNS Daily Newscast - July 22, 2019 


As the weekend heatwave subsides, a report predicts more killer heat in the future; Democrats continue to push for articles of impeachment against Trump; and could a House bill be a watershed moment for wildlife conservation?

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Public News Service - ID: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: bag of groceries. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

BOISE, Idaho - About 14 percent of Idahoans are running out of money to buy food before each month is up, according to a new report. "Food insecurity" has been growing in Idaho since 2006, according to the report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many of those families turn to food stamps, s

PHOTO: Huckleberries near McCall, Idaho. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

McCALL, Idaho - There's a sweet benefit to Idaho's hot, dry summer. Huckleberries, along with thimbleberries, serviceberries and hawthorn berries, are putting out bumper crops in the backcountry. Foraging expert and herbalist Darcy Williamson in McCall says it's the most berries she's seen in 25 ye

BOISE, Idaho - An Idahoan passionate about "helping people help themselves" is receiving national attention this week. Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force director Kathy Gardner has been named one of five finalists for the AARP Foundation's "Hunger Hero Award." If she wins, it will mean a $15,000 donatio

MOSCOW, Idaho - One of the promises about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal stimulus bill, is that it would be transparent. A new report from Idaho KIDS COUNT checks on that transparency in Idaho, as well as examines how the Gem State has used ARRA funds in the interests

BOISE, Idaho - Riding the current is the healthier option for baby Idaho salmon and steelhead making their way to the Pacific Ocean, according to a new scientific assessment. That advice will be reviewed by a federal judge who is weighing a request from the Obama administration to stop letting sprin

BOISE, Idaho - Experts claim the recession is over, but many people in rural Idaho aren't seeing improvement yet. That's the gist of an economic listening tour of rural counties, and the stories about what families are facing are on their way to Congress. The director of United Vision for Idaho (U

BOISE, Idaho - Idahoans are headed for the hills - hunting season is officially underway. Deer and waterfowl seasons are open around the state, with elk opening over the next couple of weeks. Idaho Fish and Game predicts hunters have good odds to get a deer and bag some waterfowl, but scoring an elk

Boise, ID – Hunger "by the book" in Idaho shows families living in rural counties more-commonly face the challenge of putting food on the table - compared to those living in cities. The new Idaho Hunger Atlas from the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force is being unveiled today, featuring county-by-

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